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Mar 17, 2013 12:00am EDT
obama administration they are for investing in the green economy but they are also for all of the above including especially cheap natural gas through fracking and there is no way -- go ahead got another book if you will let me come back, let me summarize it. there is no way you come close to meeting the commission reduction target through greenhouse gas emission targets. if we do anything like maintaining our existing level of consumption of coal, oil and natural gas. no way you come close. if you take the climate scientists and very seriously which i do, basically we have to cut consumption of all three, coal, oil and natural gas by 50% roughly, 50 or 40% within 20 years. how can we build up this fracking industry? forget about the fact that it's contaminating the water. and it's creating volcanoes. let's just put those aside. just on the climate effect, you just can't do it. therefore the green economy is an imperative and an environmental imperative and it so happens it's good for jobs. >> i have to agree with you on the energy savings. i work for a nonprofit and we have affor
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 1:40pm EDT
rigorous. in fact be assumed obama administration's recovery program would fail, that it would not only fail to make things far worse, which is curious given the entity that created those stress test is a treasury department given the task of promoting and carrying out the recovery program. it's not the writer of the test i questioned, but rather their necessity. peter seems to accept the assumption they were needed in or to restore investor confidence in banks. peter is correct the test or something of a gamble to secretary geithner. but perhaps an unnecessary one. investors were already beginning to return to banks long before the results of the stress tests were reported. i do agree with the assessment of the outcome peter makes. it exposed alarmism of expert for what it was. another important conclusion that peter elaborates as they show how far off base mark to market accounting is for evaluating a set that banks tend to hold. banks hold their assets for the cash flow, not for firesale value in the cash flow of assets performed far better than the mark to market estimates reve
CSPAN
Mar 16, 2013 10:00pm EDT
that any administration, usually at the end but in this case the beginning that palestinian arab arab conflict, parcel bomb president obama's you mentioned or book his first call as president was to the head of the palestinian authority. how did that get derailed? it seems like it's no longer -- maybe it's become a front runner's shoe but at least for the first three years as a presence he went to the back burner. what happened there? >> guest: several things and it certainly wasn't for the lack of trying on the part of this administration. you can summon up by saying executions were raised -- expectations were raised too high by the administration's was a belief that perhaps there was a window of opportunity that could be used to advance the talks but all the misreadings in the united states about what had changed on the ground in israel and the palestinian territory and where each of the players was. netanyahu and mahmoud and there is also the sense that if you are the american president you can make anything move. then you bump up against reality. there is a certain reality on the
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 9:00pm EDT
that the obama administration is going to act, but she wants to first make sure that other people will act with the united states if there's action. so explain, explain what she, what she's doing in france. >> guest: well, first, let me give you the context of that trip because it was one of the most insane trips that i have been on. everything was on the move. it felt like the world was ending. you had the earthquake in japan with the tsunami there and the nuclear crisis, you had a crisis with pakistan where the cia contractor raymond davis was detained, you had, um, the revolution that was just ending in egypt, hosni mubarak had just stepped down, tunisia had already happened, the revolution was ongoing, the uprising was ongoing in libya, syria was just erupting, and you had a couple of thousand saudi and emirati troops filing into, marching into bahrain to try to quell the unrest there. all of this happening at the same time while we're on this flight to paris, and the u.s. is coming under intense pressure to try to do, intense pressure to do something about libya where mahmoud
CSPAN
Mar 18, 2013 12:00am EDT
any secretary of state, any administration, usually at the end but in this case at the beginning is the israeli palestinian conflict, president obama you mention in your book, his first call was -- as president was to abbas, the head of the palestinian authority. how did that get derailed? seems like it's no longer -- maybe it's going to become a front burner issue but for at least three years, the presidency went to the back burner. what happened there? >> guest: several things. it wasn't for lack of trying on the part of the administration. you can sum it up by saying, expectations were raised way too high by the president, by the administration. there was a belief that perhaps there was a window of opportunity that could be used to advance the talks. but there was a misreading in the united states about what had changed on the ground in and are in the palestinian territories, and where each of the players was, netanyahu, and abbas. and there is often the sense that if you're the american president, you can make anything move, and then you bump against reality, and it's not enough
CSPAN
Mar 17, 2013 12:00pm EDT
federal government. and there are some signs i think that the obama administration is at least thinking about the. that. i reference executive order that came from the office of management budget lashes suggesting there should be a higher standard of evidence-based work in terms of federal grant making procedure. obama has done to fund for social innovation to which is in no every thinking of government acts and the terrible sector. that leads me into an optimistic as you say, but i think it's a reasonable place to focus a certain amount of energy into think about whether it can be done at least in part. i'll be the optimist for once. >> host: about midway through the book, you chronicle some stories of what i refer to as the scoundrels in the sector. and one of any refer to as the association for firefighters and paramedics. self-enrichment, masquerading as a charity, and you say a website that is a marvel of dashed and revealing not a single fact of relevance to the donor. and here's what you then point out. should be the case. number one, what's missing. number one, there's no financ
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